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An ethical guide to Christmas

Christmas is undoubtedly an occasion for heightened indulgence in most households. It didn’t occur to me until recently that this holiday, with the last minute impulse buying and excessive food consumption, is really one which could take a toll on the environment if some small considerations are not taken. 715 more words

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Be Mindful of YOU

I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care of yourself. Some people are all about working super hard and playing even harder. I used to live like this, thinking that I had to make a great amount of money by working hard and rewarding myself to the fullest. 413 more words

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How to have a green period

Not literally.

No, I’m talking about the rather under-discussed issue of how environmentally unfriendly periods can be. The ‘average’ woman uses 11,000 sanitary products in her lifetime – all of which will have been either flushed or committed to landfill. 359 more words

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5 ways you could help the bees through this drought

South Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in 20 years and it has certainly taken its toll on all ecosystems. One hears stories of animals that have to be culled in order to prevent a crisis of starvation and overgrazing. 810 more words

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It's not easy being green

The world. Blue and green with expanding smudges of grey and black. The oceans are dying, the ozone layer is getting poked through by the minute, forests are being razed without a thought. 216 more words

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‘Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.’ - Henry David Thoreau

These Birkenstocks aren’t so much a fashion statement as a philosophical statement. Here I’m wearing an investment, not a trend. If we’re on board with homemade and ethically-sourced food, we should choose our clothes with the same ideals: made with love and good intention. 152 more words